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# Typical Start/End Dates for Internship?

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08 Jul 2008, 10:54
My Financee and I are in the process of selecting a date for a marriage next summer so that we can book a place (the nice ones seem to go unbelievably early). The problem is that I'll be doing my internship during the summer and I'd like the date to impact it as little as possible. I was hoping to get some feedback from those of you who are doing/have completed the summer internship. When did your internship start and when does it end? I realize that it will vary greatly between industries and companies, but any general sense of timing would be appreciated. FWIW, we're thinking of tying the knot in late August, which would require me to take 1.5-2 weeks off prior to the start of classes (ie. Aug. 19-31 with an Aug. 22 Wedding).
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08 Jul 2008, 18:02
i started June 9 and will be done Aug 15. I was on the later end, though a few friends started the week after I did. June 2 seemed very popular. There were definitely those who started in May - during the latter half.

Internships are usually 10-12 weeks in length. Some companies also allow you to start on your own schedule - within reason, of course!
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08 Jul 2008, 18:26
I have the same schedule June 9th through August 15th.
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08 Jul 2008, 18:29
I started May 27 and will ending Aug 15. I have a friend at Lehman's this summer who is leaving a week early because he is getting married. However, a safe date seems to be August 15.
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08 Jul 2008, 19:34
started June 9th, will end August 22nd.

Most internships I've heard of won't start before June, and it is unlikely they'll start on the very first monday in June. Having said that, there's usually a chance to fidget a little bit with the dates, if you need to do so.

Bear in mind that most internships span for 8 - 10 weeks, with a few going for 12 weeks.

Duration and start dates can be part of negotiations (after you get an offer, but don't lie while interviewing), although it is unlikely that you would be able to intern for less than 8 weeks.

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08 Jul 2008, 23:56
Thanks for the info guys. Looks like end of August will work fine.
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09 Jul 2008, 05:36
watch out of the start of college football season. If you are an avid football fan the last thing you want is your wedding/anniversaries coinciding with the first game of the season! My husband refuses to attend any weddings when his team is on tv.
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09 Jul 2008, 08:09
I'm Canadian, so the start of the hockey season is a greater concern
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17 Jul 2008, 09:51
June 16 to Aug 22.
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17 Jul 2008, 12:12
May 27th-Aug 15th
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18 Jul 2008, 18:01
Mine goes from May 19th to Aug 15th. This is unusual. 10-12 weeks is usually common.
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24 Jul 2008, 16:28
why do most internships end so early? school doesn't start until the end of september right? what do you do with the extra five weeks off? i would think that starving students would want to work longer to earn more dough.

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24 Jul 2008, 17:56
First years at Fuqua start in August. Second years start September 2.
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24 Jul 2008, 20:52
citalfo wrote:
why do most internships end so early? school doesn't start until the end of september right? what do you do with the extra five weeks off? i would think that starving students would want to work longer to earn more dough.

Darden second years start 8/25, first years a week earlier. It would definitely be nice to earn some more cash, but a lot of people think that the best strategy is to get the offer and get out of there. Another two weeks or whatever is just more chance to screw up. For many internships you don't have a choice to work longer (or start earlier).
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04 Oct 2008, 09:01
I deviate a bit from the average, but my internship was from the 12th of May until the 17th of July.
OK, this represents not even 1 full day of vaction before starting to work, but in the end I had about 5 weeks, which allowed me to go back to Portugal for 3 and then travel around California for another 2...
Would do it again if I could choose.
I worked on renewable energy sector. The company was pretty flexible with dates. some aren't.
Don't forget to save time for honeymoon! (so that you spend all the money you did in the summer)

Hope it helps.
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14 Jun 2011, 17:01
Bumping this up because I'm in the same boat as the original poster.

My fiance and I are planning our wedding now, and the first step is picking a date/venue. I'm attempting to minimize any impact the wedding and honeymoon will have on my internship next summer by picking a date that is on either end of the summer. This year, Georgetown's start date for classes is August 22nd, and the last day of finals is May 12th. Assuming that the start date is the same next summer and that most consulting internships start around the first week of June, do you think it would be smarter to schedule the wedding early or late in the summer? My initial feeling is that late May will work best, because it will give me a bit of a buffer between the wedding and finals, and (hopefully) enough time to have a honeymoon before the internship starts.

Also, do think that I would have any leeway with my start or end dates, if I already have a wedding scheduled? I'm guessing probably not - there are training sessions for all the interns and that's that.

Appreciate any insight into it. Thank you.
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26 Jun 2011, 10:42
Kilian wrote:
Bumping this up because I'm in the same boat as the original poster.

My fiance and I are planning our wedding now, and the first step is picking a date/venue. I'm attempting to minimize any impact the wedding and honeymoon will have on my internship next summer by picking a date that is on either end of the summer. This year, Georgetown's start date for classes is August 22nd, and the last day of finals is May 12th. Assuming that the start date is the same next summer and that most consulting internships start around the first week of June, do you think it would be smarter to schedule the wedding early or late in the summer? My initial feeling is that late May will work best, because it will give me a bit of a buffer between the wedding and finals, and (hopefully) enough time to have a honeymoon before the internship starts.

Also, do think that I would have any leeway with my start or end dates, if I already have a wedding scheduled? I'm guessing probably not - there are training sessions for all the interns and that's that.

Appreciate any insight into it. Thank you.

Most (but not all) consulting firms will have a couple different start dates and most that I've seen are ten week internships. It will be a bit tricky since you seem to have an early start date for classes, which means you'd probably want to start the first week of June. All of this assumes that you would get a consulting offer, industry jobs can be both in the flexible and inflexible camps as far as start dates go. It's probably best to talk with some students to figure out what the range was. If it were me, I might shoot for very close to after finals just to be on the safe side, even if it ends up making your last week of classes somewhat stressful. I think the gist is that it will be a little tricky, I hope everything works out for you and congratulations.
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